I’m so pleased to announce that my latest Uncollected Anthology story is now available for purchase! I hope you enjoy meeting Kanti and Arthur as much as I enjoyed telling their story 😀
IN THE BANYAN COPSE
(Uncollected Anthology: Unexpected Histories)
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: General | Urban Fantasy | Short Story
Kanti Misra’s father, the prince of the Prandhaharan Banyan Copse, has bargained away her future for a trade alliance with the distant city-state of Bravenstadt. She is about to meet the man her father has decreed she should marry. A man who lives in a world governed by metal and springs, while Kanti, a daughter of the Banyan copse, is a woman attuned to nature and growing things. How can her father expect her to thrive in a city where nature has been subjugated by technology?
Arthur Blakeslee arrives in the Banyan Copse expecting to collect his bride quickly and return to civilization. He would have preferred to choose his own mate, but he expects Kanti— a princess in her world— to be meek and demure; a young woman who will advance his social standing. He finds her to be strong-willed, opinionated, and possessed of a magic that his technological upbringing refuses to accept.
Can Kanti and Arthur set aside their biases and discover each other’s talents, or will their fathers’ hopes for a better future be dashed?
And don’t forget… if you want to read ALL of the “Unexpected Histories” stories (including one by Dean Wesley Smith and a NOVELLA by Kristine Kathryn Rusch!), you can purchase the “Uncollected Collected” volume here.